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Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


Murder Once Removed By S.C. Perkins: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE April 6 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& S.C. Perkins



If you want to know who is your third cousin three times removed, Lucy Lancaster is the person to ask. Not only can she explain what being “removed” actually means, Lucy and her Ancestry Investigations creates for clients a book of family records that includes her meticulous research, photos, DNA analysis, newspapers, and census reports.

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Murder with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce By A. L. Herbert: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE April 6 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


Halia and Wavonne are at it again: another murder, another can’t-resist-it-investigation by Halia. Latasha is hosting Monique, famous in the haircare industry for her products like Sleek, a relaxant for African-American hair. She’s flamboyant, flashy, and loud—and a treat to meet. Halia and Wavonne are invited to Latasha’s salon to do just that. Of course, once Monique hears about the mouth-watering fried chicken and biscuits Halia serves at Mahalia’s Sweet Tea, she and her entourage just have to try it.

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A Look at the Reedley City Council

FROM THE April 6 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


We have been doing a series of articles about different aspects of the City of Reedley. This week we are looking at the City Council, and getting a better idea of what they do. We chatted with Reedley City Council member Robert Beck, who has been on the city council for around seven and half years.

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No Regrets: A Crime Short Story

FROM THE April 6 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Donna Albrecht


“You’re late.”
“Yes, Dad, there was an accident on Highway 95 or I would have been here a while ago.”
“You should plan better instead of leaving me looking like I don’t know what time you’re coming. How hard can that be?”

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KRL News/Pet Newsletter/New Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast Featuring Evening Call By Julia Buckley

FROM THE April 6 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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Why Is CBD Beneficial for Your Pets?

FROM THE April 4 ISSUE

IN THE Pets SECTION

by staff



If you have spent a reasonable amount of time studying the effects of CBD for pets, you may have continuously wondered whether CBD oils like Charlotte’s web CBD oil is safe for your dog/cat to consume.

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Young Actor Jovan Armand Strikes Big with Role in Shazam!

FROM THE April 3 ISSUE

IN THE Movies SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



Billy Batson is the titular character in the comics and the soon-to-be-released film of the same name, Shazam!. Once he shouts that word, a lightning bolt strikes him thus transforming him into an adult-sized, high-flying, crime fighting superhero.

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Cat House On the Kings: Injured Kittens, a Savannah Cat, Open House

FROM THE March 30 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Harvie Schreiber



Just after Valentine’s Day, an adorable, fluffy kitten was brought to The Cat House on the Kings with a badly broken leg. We’re not sure how that happened, but we expect she may have been struck by a car. The veterinarian was unable to save her leg, so she’s now had it amputated and has been spayed. Though she’s now a tripod kitten, this doesn’t slow her down one little bit and she is still just as adorable as ever. Isn’t it amazing how resilient cats and kittens can be?

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End of March Mystery Catch Up

FROM THE March 30 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have another fun catch up group of mysteries-Something Read, Something Dead: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates, Murder, She Meowed: A Pawsitively Organic Mystery by Liz Mugavero, Mrs. Jeffries Delivers the Goods: Mrs. Jeffries series by Emily Brightwell, and Angels and Alibis: A Sister Lou Mystery by Olivia Matthews.

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Seaside Cottages Cozy Mystery Series By Anna Celeste Burke

FROM THE March 30 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


A Body on Fitzgerald’s Bluff was released in late 2018 as the first book in Anna Celeste Burke’s new series Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery, and I was very eager to read it. She employed her signature writing style by grabbing my attention right off with lots of excitement as Miriam and her Dalmatian Domino, along with the Seaview Cottages Walking Club, discover a dead body on the bluff sending panic throughout the community.

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Reedley High School Badminton Team

FROM THE March 30 ISSUE

IN THE Education SECTION

by Asami Nelson



Keeping a ball from touching the ground may seem like a difficult feat, but imagine doing this with a small, cone-shaped object weighing about five grams. The ladies of Reedley High School’s Badminton team master this feat using a thin, lightweight racquet, with months of diligent practice and relentless effort. This indoor sport may seem like a typical picnic activity, but the girls aren’t here just to play.

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Jessica’s March Video Game News

FROM THE March 30 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Jessica Ham


Crazy announcements have been made in the gaming world, from new consoles to new ways to stream games. Very few games released this month but still, the gaming world is all a buzz this month.

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